UTM denies talks with DPP over alliance

UTM  Party has distanced itself with reports that it is in serious talks with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for a possible political alliance.

Chilima and his deputy at UTM Party Micheal Usi

This comes at a time of prolonged spat between the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) overzealous social media activists with those of the UTM over positions in the event that the two parties are in alliance.

UTM publicity secretary Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the party is not in alliance with anyone or any political party.

“Unfortunately, it is not possible to control social media gossip and unprofessional media conduct from traditional press,” he said.

Malunga said this after a week of social media gossip that UTM had entered into an alliance with the DPP and in the agreement UTM leader Dr Saulos Chilima would be the presidential candidate for the two parties and that the running mate would come from the DPP.

The issue was also blown on Saturday in Malawi News publication.

Meanwhile, MCP social media activists are up in arms suggesting that in the event of UTM signing an agreement with the MCP, both the presidential candidate and running mate would come from the MCP.

They say this is because the MCP has  close to 70 members of parliament in the 193 strong House.

However, UTM social media activists say in the event of an alliance, Saulos Chilima should be the presidential candidate whilst the MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera should be the running mate, saying Chilima is a national leader whilst Chakwera enjoys support from the central region only.

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Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
9 months ago

Lets be united as Malawians

atusaye
atusaye
9 months ago

50 + 1 as of now singatheke….. unless pakhale alliance

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
9 months ago

UTM should certainly form an alliance with DPP, they are birds of the same feathers

ANA ACHEPA
ANA ACHEPA
9 months ago

CHIFUKWA CHANI ANTHU MUKULIMBANA NDI CHILIMA??? ZOTI TIPEX ANALI PONSEPONSE MUKUDZIWA KAPENA AI??? CAN YOU TELL TODAY 100% AMENE ANAPAMBANA ZISANKHO? CHILIMA ANTHU A DPP ANAMUOPA MAKA PA MOMWE AMAMUONELA KUTI AMENEYU AKANGOTENGA BOMA ATIMANGA,INU SIMUKUDZIWA ZIMENEZO?? NUMBER 3 ZAKUBA INU SIMUKUDZIWA???? KODI ABALE ATHU A MCP ALI NDI MA MP OCHULUKA BWANJI CHAKWELA SANAPEZEKE KUTI WAWINA NDI IYE???????

TAYANKHANI NDIMVESETSE.

kaka
kaka
9 months ago

WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT UTM IS A KING MAKER WITHOUT UTM NON OF THE PARTIES CAN REACH 50 +1 VOTES. SO MCP OR DPP NEEDS UTM TO WIN

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
9 months ago
Reply to  kaka

mukunama malume,50+1 first round ,UTM izakhala number 3.Mu ndime ya chibweleza kuzakhala MCP ndi DPP basi.Yemwe azaiphule pamenepa wawina.
UTM singamake 50+1

Watha uyu
9 months ago

Please leave this boy alone. He is not mature to handle the country. This is not Airtel. Let him be a commentater like Pearson Chunga,Elias Kapangama and Denis Liwewe but not President. Mp 4 .This time he will have only 1 mp by chance. Whoever will pair with him just know that that party will suffer heavy casualties during the coming elections

Statesman
Statesman
9 months ago
Reply to  Watha uyu

U are too immature

mzee
mzee
9 months ago
Reply to  Watha uyu

Join the discussion…My friend u r totally wrong we all come from different professionals so to talk about chilima being from airtel is a non starter enawa amalalikira pamene ena amaphunzitsa palibe course yoti uzakhala MP or PRESIDENT tachangamuka plz

Thungululu
Thungululu
9 months ago

Ma cadet akumenyanisani mitu chifukwa chopusa inu simungadabwe ma cadet akusewelani kuti dpp itole moyera inu muli busy kumenyana ma udindo

Malawi belong to the citizens

Amalawi, this is a propaganda from MCP to push UTM to DPP so that Malawians should hate chilima so that they can vote Chakwera.Sometimes politics becomes dirty.Chilima is a clean guy who can lead Malawians to prosperity,he has vision for the country.Dpp hate chilima, they already mistreated chilima ndiye sangagwirizanenso.Dpp ndi chipani chakuba.Umboni upose apa.Another propaganda is to be telling Malawians Kut chilima is a still DPP this is also from MCP, mkaka knows this propaganda from their what’s up chart. Chakwera is a good leader but the people who has Surrounded him are powerful and are from Peoples party.These… Read more »

J major
J major
9 months ago

So PP and MCP is not alliance come on guys be wise with your comments

Botomani
Botomani
9 months ago

Chilima has no negotiation basis for being the candidate for either of the parties MCP or DPP. He came third with only 4 MPs and both parties know they do not need him as much as he needs them. Game over!

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